Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University, founded in 1842, is a private, church-affiliated, comprehensive university. In the Roman Catholic Augustinian tradition, Villanova emphasizes the disciplines of philosophy and theology, seeking to influence the search for world peace and justice. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Commerce and Finance, Engineering, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Nursing. Through academic programs and the pastoral ministry, the university provides for its faculty, students and staff the opportunities for public service to the community. Ultimately, all of the programs and support offered in this arena are seen as a means of developing the total person intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, culturally, socially and physically. Its 254-acre campus is located in Villanova, 12 miles west of Philadelphia.

Website: www.villanova.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,966
Undergraduate
Students
(52.9%) 3,682 Women
(47.1%) 3,284 Men
4,017
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,112 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.09
SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
See more

Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$70,878
Tuition and Fees
$53,308
Room and Board
$14,020
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Freshman Award
$38,853
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,752
See more

Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
618
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
See more

Campus Life

Villanova Population
5,900
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
See more

Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
7.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students
1.9% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning
94.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.7%
See more

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 4  
Science 4  
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives 2  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component required
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
800 Lancaster Avenue
City, State, Zip
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
Phone
(610) 519-4000
Fax
(610) 519-6450
E-mail
gotovu@villanova.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$80
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
36% of 21,112 applicants were admitted
Women
37% of 11,109 applicants were admitted
Men
35% of 10,003 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,811 (24%) of 7,594 admitted students enrolled
Women
950 (23%) of 4,068 admitted students enrolled
Men
861 (24%) of 3,526 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
6,276
Students Accepting Wait List Position
2,545
Students Admitted From Wait List
211

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.09
3.75 and Above
80%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
43%
Score of 600 - 700
43%
Score of 500 - 600
13%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620-710 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
31%
Score of 600 - 700
57%
Score of 500 - 600
12%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
30-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
81%
Score of 24 - 29
18%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 65%
Top quarter: 95%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$70,878
Tuition and Fees
$53,308
Room and Board
$14,020
Books and Supplies
$1,100
Other Expenses
$2,300
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
January 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003388
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,204 (70.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
858 (71.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
832 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
103 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
81%
Average Award
$38,853
Need-Based Gift
Received by 786 (94.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,470
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 792 (95.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,167
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 78 (9.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
104 (6.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,710

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,919 (60.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
3,223 (82.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
3,093 (96.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
312 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Award
$36,683
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,912 (94.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $32,405
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 2,931 (94.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,069
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 157 (5.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
498 (7.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,497

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$34,752
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
8.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Alternative loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, endowed and restricted scholarships and grants
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
International Studies, Military Science
Number of Awards
882
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
25
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Religious Affiliation
Number of Awards
261
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,842
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geography
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Intercultural/Multicultural and Diversity Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Islamic Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Real Estate
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, arts/liberal studies, classical studies, communication, criminal justice, political science, psychology, Spanish, religious studies, computer science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, mathematics/applied statistics, human resources development, business information systems/software engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
618
Part-Time Faculty
421
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 9% of classes
10-19 students: 33% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 19% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 28% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 0% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
700
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Master of Laws, Master of Public Administration, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Nursing
  • Applied Statistics
  • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Counselor Education
  • Database Systems
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Resources Development
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Missions and Missiology
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Theater
  • Theology
  • Water Resources Engineering

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Adult Nursing
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Law
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Philosophy

Location and Setting


Villanova Population
5,900
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
254 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
66% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
34%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
Nova Alert: email, text messaging for emergency situations

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x   x  
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Football     x x
Golf     x  
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Swimming And Diving x x x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Water Polo x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Football    
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Crew    
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Football x x
Golf x  
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, ice hockey, sailing, skiing (downhill)
Men's Club Sports
crew, ice hockey, sailing, skiing (downhill), volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
football, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, blue key society, new student orientation counselor program, special olympics, campus activities team, student government association
Sororities
32% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
6,966
Women
3,682 (52.9%)
Men
3,284 (47.1%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
6,525
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
6.6% Asian
5.1% Black/African-American
7.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
75.8% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students.
1.9% from 44 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
4,017

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
94.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
87.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
90%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
90.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
16.7%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 2%
Law 6%
Arts and Sciences 7%
Medicine 3%
Education 1%
Other 5%

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases, copyright © 2019 Peterson's, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved."